€5.500 Regular price

Rolex Air King Black Glossy Gilt 1962

The Air-King is one of the last under-the-radar models by Rolex and has all the classic styling one could ask for from the Oyster Perpetual family. This reference made simplicity its asset - in this case, the clean silver dial is accented with applied indexes for clear legibility and the broad batten handset adds an overall elegant look.

This beautiful Rolex 5500 from 1962 was born with a gorgeous glossy black dial with the famous recessed gilt text and silver printing, a combination that appeared on a select few super rare subs & GMT's of the period. The original lume has aged to a perfectly  perfectly matched across the hands and markers.


  • excellent overall condition, showing no traces of use
  • 3- body stainless steel case with screw-down case back
  • professionally polished to Rolex Factory Specifications 
  • 34 mm (without crown) / 40 mm (lug-to-lug) / 19 mm (between lugs)
  • original stainless steel Rolex Oyster Bracelet fits up to 19,5 cm wrist
  • Year: 1962
  • Reference: 5500


  • Rolex Automatic Caliber 1530
  • 26 jewels, 18000 A/h, 44 hours power reserve
  • professionally serviced 07/2023
  • +1sec/d / 260°


  • original never touched glossy black dial in great condition
  • original hands, dial and crown
  • original and evenly aged tritium on hands and dial
  • some slight aging at the bottom of the dial (left and right at 6 o'clock)

Has this been authenticated?

All watches at Goldammer are guaranteed authentic by our trusted watchmakers and us. Certificate included!

Has this been serviced?

All watches at Goldammer are professionally serviced before being offered at our shop. Servicing is done by our trusted watchmakers and gone through very capable hands.

Mechanical guarantee?

Each watch comes with a 1-year mechanical warranty so if anything goes wrong, please let us know immediately.

Inspection period?

We definitely want you to love your watch, so you always have 14 days to fall in love or return to Goldammer, no questions asked.

How much is the shipping?

We exclusively deliver worldwide via DHL Express which is free for you.

General care?

Given that most of our watches are around half a century old, they will need to be treated with extra love and care, and they require servicing every 4-5 years.

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